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Forum: Apple and Mac 04-28-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Audio/Video on a mac.

I've always thought one reason people in graphics design prefer working with Mac OS to Windows is the way the interface handles windows. When working with many images, the way windows 'float'...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-25-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: New Earth Like Planet..

The fact that space is infinite? Not quite. Space doesn't have to be infinite. Actually, most of what we know points to the contrary.

Anyway, these findings are fascinating, even if we can't...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-23-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Someone tell me what this is....

I once responded to one of these a few years ago to see what would happen. I first tried to act skeptical, they didn't seem to get it, the responses just became more nonsensical (I guess they didn't...
Forum: Apple and Mac 04-23-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: MAC's are just as vulnerable as any other...it just takes money

The only true type of secure computer is an offline one. Any computer on the internet can be "pwned".

Now, you'll never hear me claim that Mac OS or Linux can't be hacked, but in a way, this...
Forum: New Technology and Products 04-18-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,970
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Firewire VS USB

False, false, and I'm not sure about the last point, so I can't comment there.

FireWire, first thing, is a standard. It's technical name is IEEE1394, and it wasn't a Sony creation, it was...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-16-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,144
Posted By Qiranworms
Arrow Virginia Tech shootings

Virginia Tech massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_shootings)

(contains links, obviously, of most of the standard online news sources on this,...
Forum: New Technology and Products 04-15-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Electric Universe

I'm calling bull. It changes nothing we know about the universe because it's wrong. I have no time to watch the entire video, but I read some of the synopsis on their site...
Forum: Apple and Mac 04-07-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Mac Users Numbers Declining?

Nope. These things fluctuate. Besides, data from websites is hardly what you could call accurate. 0.3% is easily less than the margin of error here. But even on the assumption of it being accurate, I...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-07-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 1,116
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: 300

Right. Basic historical context. Plenty of fiction in there though. The Persians didn't exactly have any access to strange monsters. Spartan society was pretty idealized in the film as well, which is...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-25-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Technology related pranks

No problem. I take no responsibility for damage caused. ;)

Anyway, here's something a bit different. For anyone with a printer that has a closed paper tray (most lasers), put in a page covered...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,634
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Who Runs this Forum

Alternatively, you can access a list of moderators, super moderators, and administrators at this link (https://www.techist.com/forums/showgroups.php)
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-20-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,966
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Software piracy: Pros and cons

Well, that's not strictly true. There are plenty of artists who haven't "made it big". On the other hand, the recording industry seems screw many of them over regardless of piracy, so I'm not sure if...
Forum: Linux and Open Source 03-20-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,097
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: What Linux distro do you use?

I've been a Gentoo user for a couple years now. It runs very well and I like Portage.

On the other hand, if I had to do it again, I'd probably choose something else, because I wouldn't really want...
Forum: Linux and Open Source 03-20-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Read Command and File Paths

Tab-completion in a bash script, right? I'm pretty sure it's possible because I seem to recall seeing it. Not sure how you would accomplish it. Off to Google (not exactly being clear or helpful here)...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-16-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Qiranworms

Wow, thanks everyone! :cool:

I did indeed have a cake, though without the angular pink frosting. Getting the cookie is, on the other hand, a work in progress.

Now to spend the rest of this...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 03-15-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Technology related pranks

Most people use word processors (not me!), and most modern word processors have some sort of auto-correct feature. What you can have fun with, is the fact that almost all of these auto-correct...
Forum: New Technology and Products 03-15-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Qiranworms
Re: Microsoft introduces JPEG replacement

Of course, JPEG's successor has been around for longer, but has never been implimented in the major browsers and thus never gained any momentum. Then again, HD Photo has yet to be implimented. Since...
Forum: New Technology and Products 02-05-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,380
Posted By Qiranworms
It doesn't create an endless supply of energy...

It doesn't create an endless supply of energy simply because it requires, as you said yourself, an input if electrical energy to maintain.

We do not have an endless supply of energy at this time....
Forum: Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 02-05-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By Qiranworms
And...he's out, his posts gone. For now, at least

And...he's out, his posts gone. For now, at least
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-21-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,255
Posted By Qiranworms
Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec) USA...

Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec)
USA (Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New York, Utah)
England (London, Oxford, Bath, Windsor)
(I'm aware that the listed places within Canada and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-05-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By Qiranworms
I would suppose it depends on your printer. I...

I would suppose it depends on your printer. I have done it before on an inkjet. It worked fine. I'm not saying that I completely recommend it; your mileage may vary, as they say.


As far as I...
Forum: New Technology and Products 10-16-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By Qiranworms
There's a lot more to all of this that I either...

There's a lot more to all of this that I either cannot explain here, either because I don't understand it myself, or I really don't have the time to type that much on the subject.

One thing...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-15-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By Qiranworms
Always depends. Sometimes I will have already...

Always depends. Sometimes I will have already tried it and forgotten to mention it in the original post. Sometimes advice given could be impractical or impossible to try, sometimes advice may need...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-15-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,418
Posted By Qiranworms
Good luck Harper. You'll find it may not be as...

Good luck Harper. You'll find it may not be as easy to get used to as you might thing. Even with the automagic-style distribution installations, you'll usually find you're going to have to do some...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 10-04-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 914
Posted By Qiranworms
But Trotter's the Ban Hammer! Surely this counts...

But Trotter's the Ban Hammer! Surely this counts for something :p.
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